Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 4th November

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 4th November

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 4th November marks the day when we reflect on the lives and legacies of those who have left an indelible imprint on history through their remarkable contributions and achievements.

Year Event
425 Atticus, archbishop of Constantinople
964 Fan Zhi, chancellor of the Song Dynasty
1011 Mathilde, Abbess of Essen (b. 949)
1176 Diego Martínez de Villamayor, Castilian nobleman
1235 Elisabeth of Swabia, queen consort of Castile and León (b. 1205)
1370 Casimir III the Great, Polish king (b. 1310)
1450 John IV, Count of Armagnac (b. 1396)
1459 John Fastolf, English soldier
1515 Mariotto Albertinelli, Italian painter and educator (b. 1474)
1559 Kanō Motonobu, Japanese painter and educator (b. 1476)
1605 Nyaungyan Min, Birmese king (b. 1555)
1660 Alexandre de Rhodes, French missionary and lexicographer (b. 1591)
1660 Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle (b. 1599)
1701 Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire (b. 1659)
1714 Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician and academic (b. 1633)
1752 Carl Andreas Duker, German scholar and jurist (b. 1670)
1758 Hans Egede, Norwegian-Danish bishop and missionary (b. 1686)
1872 Thomas Sully, English-American painter (b. 1783)
1876 Theodor von Heuglin, German explorer and ornithologist (b. 1824)
1879 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician (b. 1831)
1923 Jacques d’Adelswärd-Fersen, French author and poet (b. 1880)
1928 Vlasios Tsirogiannis, Greek general (b. 1872)
1930 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
1930 Luigi Facta, Italian politician, journalist and Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1861)
1931 Konrad Stäheli, Swiss target shooter (b. 1866)
1933 Texas Guinan, American actress and businesswoman (b. 1884)
1933 Walther von Dyck, German mathematician and academic (b. 1856)
1938 Thomas Dewing, American painter and educator (b. 1851)
1941 Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish activist (b. 1905)
1942 George M. Cohan, American actor, singer, composer, author and theatre manager/owner (b. 1878)
1944 Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
1946 Joseph Stella, Italian-American painter (b. 1877)
1951 Reggie Walker, South African runner (b. 1889)
1955 Maurice Utrillo, French painter (b. 1883)
1956 Art Tatum, American pianist and composer (b. 1909)
1960 Ward Bond, American actor (b. 1903)
1960 Donald Grey Barnhouse, American pastor and theologian (b. 1895)
1960 August Gailit, Estonian author and poet (b. 1891)
1960 Johnny Horton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
1960 Mack Sennett, Canadian-American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1880)
1963 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet and critic (b. 1902)
1964 Buddy Cole, American pianist and conductor (b. 1916)
1964 Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician (b. 1893)
1971 Sam Jones, American baseball player (b. 1925)
1972 Alfred Schmidt, Estonian weightlifter (b. 1898)
1975 Annette Kellerman, Australian swimmer and actress (b. 1887)
1975 Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1909)
1975 Lionel Trilling, American critic, essayist, short story writer, and educator (b. 1905)
1977 René Goscinny, French author and illustrator (b. 1926)
1977 Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American violinist and conductor (b. 1902)
1979 Al Capp, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
1980 Louis Alter, American musician (b. 1902)
1981 Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Tibetan spiritual leader (b. 1924)
1985 Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist and philologist (b. 1898)
1985 Spencer W. Kimball, American religious leader, 12th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1895)
1986 Adolf Brudes, German race car driver (b. 1899)
1986 Claude Jutra, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
1986 Bobby Nunn, American singer (b. 1925)
1987 Eamonn Andrews, Irish radio and television host (b. 1922)
1989 Vladimir Horowitz, Ukrainian-American pianist and composer (b. 1903)
1991 Robert Maxwell, Czech-English captain, publisher, and politician (b. 1923)
1991 Fred MacMurray, American actor and businessman (b. 1908)
1992 Adile Ayda, Russian-Turkish engineer and diplomat (b. 1912)
1992 Arpad Elo, American physicist and chess player (b. 1903)
1996 Eddie Harris, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
1997 James Robert Baker, American author and screenwriter (b. 1946)
1997 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-English historian, author, and academic (b. 1909)
1997 Peter Jackson, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster (b. 1964)
1999 James Goldstone, American director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
1999 Colin Rowe, English-American architect, theorist and academic (b. 1920)
2000 Jimmie Davis, American singer-songwriter and politician, 47th Governor of Louisiana (b. 1899)
2000 Bibi Titi Mohammed, Tanzanian politician (b. 1926)
2001 Roy Boulting, English director and producer (b. 1913)
2001 Milton William Cooper, American radio host, author, and activist (b. 1943)
2003 Bobby Hatfield, American singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
2004 Donald Jones, American-Dutch actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1932)
2005 John Fowles, English novelist (b. 1926)
2005 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano and actress (b. 1912)
2005 Link Wray, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)
2006 Bülent Ecevit, Turkish journalist and politician, 16th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1925)
2007 Nils Liedholm, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1922)
2009 Félix Luna, Argentinian lawyer, historian, and academic (b. 1925)
2010 Jill Clayburgh, American actress and singer (b. 1944)
2010 Adrian Păunescu, Romanian poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1943)
2010 Shirley Verrett, American soprano and actress (b. 1931)
2011 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer-songwriter, director, and poet (b. 1926)
2012 Olympe Bradna, French-American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
2012 Elliott Carter, American composer and academic (b. 1908)
2012 Leonardo Favio, Argentinian actor, singer, director and screenwriter (b. 1938)
2012 Bob Kaplan, Canadian lawyer and politician, 30th Solicitor General of Canada (b. 1936)
2012 Louis Pienaar, South African lawyer and diplomat, Minister of Internal Affairs (b. 1926)
2013 Habibollah Asgaroladi, Iranian politician (b. 1932)
2013 Juan Carlos Calabró, Argentinian actor and screenwriter (b. 1934)
2013 Tony Iveson, English soldier and pilot (b. 1919)
2013 Charles Mosley, English genealogist and author (b. 1948)
2013 Charlie Trotter, American chef and author (b. 1959)
2013 Stuart Williams, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1930)
2014 Manitas de Plata, French guitarist (b. 1921)
2014 Lane Evans, American lawyer and politician (b. 1951)
2014 Wally Grant, American ice hockey player (b. 1927)
2014 Abdelwahab Meddeb, Tunisian-French author, poet, and scholar (b. 1946)
2015 George Barris, American engineer and car designer (b. 1925)
2015 Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer (b. 1923)
2015 Soma Edirisinghe, Sri Lankan businesswoman and philanthropist (b. 1939)
2015 Czesław Kiszczak, Polish general and politician, 11th Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Poland (b. 1925)
2015 Hans Mommsen, German historian and academic (b. 1930)

As we draw this tribute to a close, let us carry forward the lessons and legacies of those we have lost. Their impact on the world remains etched in the fabric of time, serving as a reminder of the enduring power of the human spirit. May their contributions continue to inspire us to strive for greatness and leave our own meaningful mark on the world.

Join us in continuing to celebrate the lives and contributions of those who have shaped our world, even in their absence. Their memory lives on through the stories we share and the legacies we continue to uphold. Until next time, may their spirits find peace in the legacy they have left behind.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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